SWLS 2020 Request for Speaker Proposals 

Thank you for your interest in sharing your expert knowledge with the ATD Dallas Chapter members at the 20th Annual Southwest Learning Summit being held at the Plano Event Center on Thursday, August 20, 2020.  

The Southwest Learning Summit is the premiere one-day conference for over 400 talent development professionals in the greater Dallas/Ft.Worth region. 

Proposals for 2020 concurrent session speakers ended April 15, 2020. Session speaker submitters will be contacted with a decision no later than July. 

For those selected to present, your draft presentation and other materials will be expected by Friday, July 10, 2020. The final presentation in PowerPoint format and participant materials will be required by Friday, August 7, 2020. 

Thank you again for your interest in presenting at the Southwest Learning Summit! 

Speaker Benefits

  • Receive complimentary event registration (if selected)
  • Gain visibility to industry professionals
  • Share your knowledge with participants that enjoy learning
  • Further your professional development
  • Network with peers
  • Have a GREAT TIME!

There are 4 tracks: (For more details, refer to ATD Dallas Tracks)

Talent Management
  • Talent Assessment/Succession Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Talent Mobility 
Organizational Development
  • Performance Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
Learning Solutions
  • Learning Technology
  • Design and Delivery
  • Knowledge Management 

Managing Learning Programs and Teams
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evaluating Learning Impact

If you have questions about this request for proposals, or about the Southwest Learning Summit, please contact swls@tddallas.org.


ATD Dallas Leadership Team & SWLS Committee

Session proposals have the greatest chance of being selected if the session:

  • Subject matter involves current topics with relevance to industry professionals
  • Presentation engages the audience through interaction, case studies, or hands-on activities
  • Presents "best practice" concepts that participants can adapt to their business needs
  • Proposal submitted by consultants includes a local business partner for team presentation

For more tips, watch the video below!


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